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Grey Funnel Line (Cyril Tawney) Don't mind the wind nor the rolling sea The weary night never worries me But the hardest time in a sailor's day Is to watch the sun as it fades away It's one more day on the grey funnel line The finest ship that sails the sea Is still a prison for the likes of me But give me wings like Noah's dove I'll fly up harbor to the one I love There was a time my heart was free Like a floating spar on the open sea But now that spar is washed ashore It comes to rest at my real love's door. Every time I gaze behind the screws Makes me long for St Peter's shoes I'd walk on down that silver lane And take my love in my arms again Oh Lord, if dreams were only real I'd have my hands on that wooden wheel And with all my heart I would turn her 'round And tell the boys that we're homeward bound I'll pass the time like some machine Until blue water turns to green Then I'll dance down that walk on shore And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more. And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more. Note: The Grey Funnel Line---the British Navy---went out to sea and stayed out for a long, long time. DE Copyright Dick James Music, Ltd. by Cyril Tawney recorded by Sara Grey, Lou Killen SOF, IP, JB
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